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SLOW Breaking/HOT: Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worse – June 14, 2011

Fort Calhoun near Omaha, Nebraska

“On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.

Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor’s spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded “spent” fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change.”

Lots of Video (unable to post it here) through the 14th of April, 2011 and details at link below.

Why the HELL is this NOT FRONT PAGE and TOP OF NEWSCASTS? Today, the 16th of June, Brian Williams gave a one minute synopsis with an introduction calling it A FOOTNOTE!

GE OWNED NBC/UNIVERSAL (Just sold to Comcast) and builds Nuclear Power plants. Any Connection? What about the rest of Corporate Media?


Please RePOST!!!

LINK: http://curtiswalker.posterous.com/arnie-gundersen-nebraska-nuclear-plant-emerge#

Without Fairwinds, which I monitor, how would we know anything, much less details and danger, about this?

Crossposted at CURTISWALKER.POSTEROUS.COM, Freeflightnewmedia.typepad.com and elsewhere.

AGAIN, Please RePOST!!!

LINK: http://curtiswalker.posterous.com/arnie-gundersen-nebraska-nuclear-plant-emerge#

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Sponsors Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act of 2007

Received an email from Sen. Barbara Boxer and her staff in Cathedral City.  Given the strength of the GLBT community in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indio, and elsewhere in the West and East Valleys, I thought that I would share it here:

Dear Friend:

I am pleased to let you know that I am an original cosponsor of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007.  This legislation would allow Federal employees who have domestic partners to be entitled to the same employment benefits that are available to married federal employees and their spouses.  Likewise, Federal employees and their domestic partners would also be subject to the same employment-related obligations that are currently imposed on married employees and their spouses.

Under provisions of this legislation, Federal employees and their domestic partners would be entitled to employee health benefits; retirement and disability plans; family, medical, and emergency leave; group life and long-term care insurance; compensation for work injuries; death, disability, and similar benefits; and relocation, travel, and related expenses.  Any natural or adopted child of the domestic partner will be treated as a stepchild of the employee.  Employees and their domestic partners would also become subject to anti-nepotism rules and financial disclosure requirements.  

This legislation is an important step in providing full benefits to members of domestic partnerships.  You can count on me to work to pass this legislation and for similar efforts in the future.


Barbara Boxer

United States Senator